Dobba returns & The Wedding

Finger out and time to post summit at “Stumpys Blog” !!!!

For someone that over blogged Im rather shocked to realise the last time I blogged was way back in October 2011 basically leaving Stumpy to carry the flag and keep readers in touch with whats happening at Teamdobbs.

Whats been happening and why no posts? Simply put I cudnt be arsed and on the poker front there hasn’t been that much to write about as I havnt been playing hardly at all. Online is my normal non existent bit of sng stuff to keep some sort of interest then a few weeks ago Stumpy throws me a few ideas about possible staking of a player from the NPF known as Machine which we agree a 6 month deal on, we invest some decent money in Andy “KQ4EVA” Blair and then soon after that myself Stumpy & Xenocode combine to form a group of players to stake for a wide cross section of Sngs on another 6 month deal which ends up as 9 players under the “Dobba Dolla” umbrella.

What do we offer them? Well basically we give them a workable bankroll with a guarantee of continued support for the 6 month period backed up with advice and detailed coaching sessions mainly from Stumpy at my premises. Over the agreed time we 100% fully expect that each player will prove profitable by simply good man management and BRM plus by sticking to the basic strategy Stumpy teaches them then they should all have a decent return for their time & efforts. So far so good with virtually every player in profit and some excellent input as well from Xenocode especially with 2 players we have put under his wing doing very well. No matter which format of SNG the player chooses to play we feel we can give them good advice & support and plug mainly basic leaks players tend to pick up my simply bashing on themselves.

Live poker has been basically non existent for me as finding it really difficult to find the enthusiasm to play even once per week. When I have played Ive felt Ive played very well in patches but then run bad in big hands which cost me or take a standard bad beat which never recover from. Due something very soon and feel it coming so hoping it may be in something nice and juicey like maybe the Genting £25k guaranteed game coming up 25th March which Ive entered into.

Booked Las Vegas for 2012 with one slight difference to normal, my Mrs aint coming this year. Shes decided she don’t fancy another trip to the poker mecca of the world so Im off there sharing with Knerrad and a few others which include Mr & Mrs Stumpy and the Tretts from Full Trett Poker fame…… beware those security guys from Bills Gambling Saloon!!! Flying out 11th June until the 21st on good old British Airways and thanks the Chris Leckie for sorting our flights out in World Eco Class but boooooo to British Airways who want £30 to pre book the seat of your choice. Fk that Ill take the chance we get seated together.

OK and now to the main part of this post and to whats been keeping the Collins family occupied over the last few months……. My daughters wedding.

Over 2 years ago since her fiancé proposed to her when she was successful in getting a job in Dubai and then they emigrated there to work & live the big day arrived. They had decided to get married in Thailand and chose a small resort in Koi Samui. Organising weddings are a huge thing and very stressful so my message to my daughter was get on with what you want but you sort it, shes a very good organisor by the way and very thorough when shes doing stuff.

We travelled over to Dubai 1st and stayed a couple of days there before flying into Bangkok then from there into Koi Samui.

Nearly 40 people made up the wedding party which is incredible when you think about it with ½ from the Uk and the other ½ their friends from Dubai making the long trip and expense it takes to be part of their very special day. As it happens the whole wedding party group were awesome with a lot of new friendships made but one slight hiccup that marred proceeding was Davids Mam took ill on the plane from Dubai to Bangkok which steadily got worse and eventually she was admitted into hospital in Koi Samui diagonosed with Bronchittus which was later changed to influenza. She ended up in hospital for 4 days and missed the actual wedding and the best that could be done was a live stream was set up and she was able to watch the ceremony from her hospital bed on a lap top.

Stag night was eventful as Samoui wasn’t really ready for 16 blokes in full fancy dress and it caused a lot of interest from locals & tourists around town. Fun night had by all with a 16 stone rugby playing Amy Winehouse double attracting a lot of attention and even one of the lads enjoyed a nice quiet game of pool with one of local “ ladies” or is it laddies!????

The resort we were at was very private and ran by an English guy and attention to detail was amazing as well as an amazing location away from a lot of the hussle bussle from the main resort. A perfect choice to be honest especially for a wedding.

And so to the wedding day. There was to be 2 cermonies with a traditional Thai wedding followed by a more traditional Western wedding.

Feature of the Thai wedding was to be the entrance that was kept secret from all the guests and that was once seated then the bride & groom arrived along the beach on an Elephant. Entrance was pretty amazing and shocked most of the guests.

Into my posh togs now and my job of giving my daughter away at the Western wedding.

A pretty nervous and emotional time but I kept myself together well imo and a very proud dad handed Natalie over to her soon to be husband. Ceremony was fantastic and then after getting stuck into plenty of wine the day flowed into the reception again on the beach and night time disco n dancing.

Speeches etc seemed to go well and about just before midnight the over indulgence in the wine seemed to take its toil and I hit a brick wall knowing I needed my bed badly. The night time featured fire dancers, blazing lanterns we all released on the beach and a firework display which was quite simply amazing. Deffo a day to remember and a holiday of a lifetime for many. Some absolutely fantastic pictures all over facebook and some lovely remarks and comments about how much people enjoyed the wedding and the holiday.

Quite impressed with Thailand although it’s a long haul but a beautiful place where we were. Coming back we flew on the Emirates new A380 airbus from Bangkok to Dubai which was absolutely amazing and the best plane Ive been on by miles.

Arrive back to the cold of the UK and looking forward to the warmer months ahead and hopefully some success on the felt which is long overdue but Im convinced its just around the corner so watch this space

Be lucky and Ill try n keep my next update sooner rather than later

Run Gooooood

Alreet Stumpy here,

This game never ceases to amaze, after running bad in january but playing really well, I won the genting friday £50 f/o it is now unlimited re-entry and its a good job as my 1st bullet i played shite then i re-entered and basicly nitted it up until 3 tables out ( 77 entries ) Then i got about 12 shoves thro when short stacked until i got my dup just b4 the ft.I went to the ft with 24k i make a couple of good folds and get lucky in a couple of spots and tid for £925 +£ 200 added seat for gentings newcastle championships on 24th of march.It was a great night with samj,junior bomber, bgr1 and scoop hitting the 2 for a fiver japenese beer which is called itchyfanny, well thats what it looks like its called to me .

Then on the monday night i take down the $50 f/o on willy hill for 2.5k.When we on the ft bubble i was on the bttn with 107 and the small blind was the tightest player on earth nd the bb was sitting out so i just shoved and the sb tank called with 88 1st card 10 and i double up.Then i ladder the ft well until 3 left and from then on i pissed it weeeeeeee

After these couple of wins mrs stumpy and i decide to go down to leeds for the gala £100 +£50 addon game we travel down on the friday and enjoy a nice chinese meal with ridla who was great company and a really nice lad ( well i thought so till he he give this woman on my table some horrible abuse lol ) we then headed over to play there friday night game joined by the beautiful racheal costa who has just got a engineering job in manchester.Good luck with job and the flathunting.

Its a £20 £20 £20 game 75 runners and i didnt even make the 1st break
1st bullet 1010 v kj aipf
2nd bullet 76 flopped 1 pair and f/d v ak he hits a on turn and holds
3rd bullet shoved btn a4 sb has 99

I make a nice £360 profit in a very juicy £2+£2 plo cash game i then head back and rail mrs stumpy who has made ft in the tourney eventually finishing 6th for £210

We head back to the ibis hotel which is like an 18s-30 holiday with a group of girls in the next room partying hard eventually getting to sleep only to be woken at 5am by some monkey running down the corridor banging on everyones door,cheers mate.The next day we meet up with samj,bomber,buzz,ridla and dean robinson whos living down ther at the moment and enjoy an excellent buffet.

£100 + £50 addon 109 runners.

I get a good first table but things go bad right from the start 10k s/s with 10k addon and a 40min clock so plenty of play

9d7d- raise 3 callers flop 10d9c3d c-bet and called in 1 spot turn 2d c-bet and called river brick and he leads 2k i call and he tables kd4d

jd9d- raised 2 callers flop 993 i c-bet and called in 2 spots turn 4 the sb leads out 1500 i call other folds river is a j and sb chks which confused me a little but ch behind and he tables a9.

qq- raise 2 callers flop qj10 c-bet and called turn 10 c-bet and called rvr a and i shove my last 4k but he folds.

ackc -woman limps aggro kid iso raises so i decide to flat and go for the rope a dope flop is a54 r and he c-bets i flat woman folds turn 10 he bets i call rvr 5 he bets i call he says air and i tid which gets me back to s/s

I get moved tables and i tread water for the rest of the day until i dup with 77 v aq aipf and make day 2 with 49k.Myself, Cameltoe & teamdobb had backed samj and he ended off bluffing 97k off just before the end of day 1 sigh.

DAY 2 -

Newcastle had 7 return for day 2 racheal,gladys,hazel,mrs stumpy,chinese alan,and latif with 27 left and 11 payed When there was 13 left they decided to pay 2 bubbles of £150 i rase 44 from the cutoff and called by bb flop 7c5c2d i c-bet but bb shoves i decide to fold as at best he has 2 overs with f/d.I ship blind 2 hands later as i was inthe blinds next and didnt want to go to low but i get called by ak, and gladys gambled her last 16k with 76 i have q2 flop qa2 xx weeeeeeee

I get to ft where the 2 big cls decide to get it allin with 66 v kq and i then dup aa v kk against latif who goes out shortly after then when there was 7 left we take 1k each and play on for the rest very next hand coff raises and i reshove with 99 he has qq and im out in 7th for 1k.Well done to hazel who finished 5th fot 1.5k.

It was a great weekend with some cracking people and hopefully wil be back soon.

keep on smiling stumpy.

Jan Review

Alreet Stumpy here,

2011 Player of the month playoff at the G Casino ended off with 9 players who won the monthly most amount of winnings from the tournamnets playing for the 5k live mtt package.
I felt had a great chance in this with my sngo experiance and everything was going to plan when I was siting in 2nd place and just starting to up the aggression when I doubled the shorty up 3 times in 1 orbit but then won a couple of small pots v Hugh Frew who was cl and then I pick up QQ. Hugh raises nd I 3 bet he ships 99 I call and theres half the chips in play in this pot and if I win this I felt confident Icould tid but the ugly 9 on the river killed my hopes of the 5k package.
M Arnott tookit down and he was the shorty I dupped 3 times and he still only had 6k when I left wp sir.

Live Ive ran shit at the key times and had no cashes.Havent played many seshes online but ran just as bad online.
The reason I havent played much is Xenocode,Teamdobb and I have started a little staking and coaching venture. The idea came about when I coached Machine for a day and his winrate shot up and thought theres loads of players on the NPF who are very capeable of winning at sngos with a little bit of coaching and backing as alot dont have the discipline for whatever reason to do it by themselves. So after talking it through with Dave & Gary we put a thread up on the forum and we were unindated with replys. We have 9 started already and hopefully a few more once we get these players settled.Its going ok at the moment but early days so fingers crossed all will crush and make a profit. Alot of hard work by all concerned and good that theres 3 of us to bounce off each other but the mix is good and early signs are its going to be a success provided we keep on top of it and all concerned work hard at what we have set out.

The month was saved by Mrs Stumpy chopping a Tuesday night for £400 and then going onto win the added seat for £200 game. Also Cameltoe chopped a mtt and I got £200 from that in our usual long standing % swop and Craig my son made a small profit when he played live twice.

Played in the CGcup for Northern Lights as Teamdobbs had 11 so I dropped out as I wasnt sure I could get time off work but got the Sunday off at the last minute so played for Mrs Stumpys team who eventualy finished 3rd.
I was out early when Cowhead from Teamdobbs had nutflush v my flush.Well done to Cinderbella and Delta Bravo who both ft for Northern Lights and also to Hetton who romped away with it to tid in style wpwp.

Eventually after alot of promising I actually started my diet and ended 4 ibs down. Be interesting to see if I can maintain the loss at end of next month

live mtts = -£257

live cash = - £100

online mtts= - $968

online cash = - $30

horses = + $140

live staking = + £100

weight = -4Ibs

keep on smiling